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Prepping for college 101

Whether you’re an incoming freshman or entering your senior year, the transition to campus life requires mental and logistical preparation. For a smooth move, prepare in advance.

How to lower your mortgage payments

Are you a homeowner who is current on your mortgage and looking to lower your interest rate? Alternatively, would you like to shorten your mortgage term and build equity faster?

How much acetaminophen a day is safe?

Canada’s top health agency is considering lowering the maximum recommended daily dose of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and other pain relievers.

Do you know how much college will really cost your family?

Paying for college? Look beyond the tuition price tag when making your financial plans and you will encounter many expenses not listed in school brochures. Be aware of these costs. Determine in advance how you’ll pay for them and even ...

Managed Career Solutions, Garcetti to help veterans seeking jobs

Managed Career Solutions (MCS), an organization that provides employment assistance to Los Angeles residents, joined Mayor Eric Garcetti’s 10,000 Strong Veterans Career Summit initiative on July 13 and served on the event’s organizing committee. The summit, themed “Empowering Veterans with ...

High unemployment continues for African Americans

For the second consecutive month, the U.S. unemployment rate has remained essentially unchanged at 5.5 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But as usual, the rate for African Americans remains high—nearly double the national rate at 10.2 percent, ...

Gov. Brown appoints Gene Hale to business council

Gene Hale, chairman of the Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to the California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council. Hale is the chief executive officer at G&C Equipment Corporation and president of Gence Corporation ...

Earn money to start or grow a business

The West Angeles Community Development Corporation will hold a workshop May 21 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. to introduce its Individual Development Account (IDA) program that can help people start or expand a business, buy a house or enhance their education.

Activists petition U.N.

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (LCCHR) this week called for major criminal justice reforms as the United Nations reviews the United State’s record on human rights issues. The call for a U.N. review comes in the wake ...

BOE targets women entrepreneurs

The Board of Equalization will hold a number of seminars to help small business owners. The first is the free Connecting Women to Power Business conference June 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at California State University, Dominguez Hills ...

Good business

The last thing on Jennifer Davis’ mind was winning $10,000 when she got up Saturday morning to trek down to Los Angeles Trade Technical College to attend the second annual Social Innovation Summit.

Report details Black job crisis

In a report released April 8, the Los Angeles Black Worker Center (LABWC) detailed some sobering facts about the world of work in the City of Angels.

Black online entrepreneurs say tech is the way of the future

When most people think of the technology field, they think of White computer “whiz kids” like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. However, African American entrepreneurs have founded technology-related companies. Many of them are attracted to the independence of running their own ...

NNPA recognizes Black achievers

The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) hosted recently its fifth annual Torch Awards dinner in Washington D.C. The ceremony was scheduled in conjunction with Black Press Week, and took place at the Marriot Hotel.

Minimum wage debate finds two sides to issue

With three different studies serving as the centerpiece of discussion, the Los Angeles City Council Economic Development Committee on Tuesday kicked off a series of public hearings regarding a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles.

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